SidekiqTM

Embeddable Software Defined Radio

70MHz - 6GHz

Ready to Integrate

Into systems with MiniPCIe or M.2

The Sidekiq family of products provides a breakthrough small form-factor software defined radio (SDR) transceiver solution, ready for integration into systems that support either MiniPCIe or the more recent M.2 card form factors. With a 70 MHz to 6 GHz RF transceiver plus programmable logic, millions of host devices (laptops, tablet computers, embedded computers, etc) can immediately be transformed into RF processing powerhouses with the addition of Sidekiq.

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Small Form Factor

SidekiqTM - MiniPCIe

  • MiniPCIe card form factor (30mm x 51mm x 5mm)
  • 70MHz - 6GHz with up to 50MHz bandwidth per channel
  • Flexible RF front end supports two operating modes:
    • Two phase coherent RF receivers (common LO)
    • One RF receiver + one RF transmitter (separate LOs)
  • PCIe Gen1.1 x1 (2.5 Gbps) interface to host + USB 2.0 interface

SidekiqTM - M.2

  • M.2 T3042-D3-B card form factor (30mm x 42mm x 4mm)
  • 70MHz - 6GHz with up to 50MHz bandwidth per channel
  • Flexible RF front end supports two operating modes:
    • Two RF receiver + two RF transmitter (2x2 MIMO)
    • One RF receiver + one RF transmitter (separate LOs)
  • PCIe Gen2 x1 (5 Gbps) interface to host + USB 2.0 interface
SidekiqTM- MiniPCIe installed in a laptop
Two SidekiqsTM and a PlacekiqTM installed in a Gateworks GW5310 embedded computer
SidekiqTM- MiniPCIe installed in a Gateworks GW5100 embedded computer

Add SDR to Your System

Sidekiq makes it possible to turn millions of host devices into RF processing systems. These tiny Software Defined Radios fit into standard MiniPCIe and M.2 slots and are configurable over a PCIe interface, making Sidekiq an easy addition to many off-the-shelf computing systems.

Ready to Develop

We have tools to help get you started

Sidekiq enables solutions for RF test and measurement, point-to-point communications, and a variety of other wireless applications where size, weight, and power consumption are critical. To support the development of these solutions, the Sidekiq Platform Development Kit (PDK) provides customers with access to both a software API for interfacing to the card, as well as the source code for the FPGA reference design for customization. The software API provides an easy to use interface for configuring the RF Transceivers and streaming data between the host and sidekiq over the PCIe interface. Advanced users can add their own processing blocks to the FPGA to radically increase the signal processing capabilities of the system.

Companion Cards

Add capabilities to your SDR system

PlacekiqTM - MiniPCIe

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Placekiq is an integrated GPS receiver + clock/timing reference distribution solution for use in embedded systems. Up to four external devices (such as Sidekiq) can be synchronized to the common 40 MHz reference clock and PPS signal provided by Placekiq. A USB interface is utilized to control the card, as well as provide access to NMEA sentences provided by the GPS receiver.

PowerkiqTM - Half-Height MiniPCIe

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Powerkiq is an RF power amplifier + Tx/Rx filter card that provides enhanced RF performance when paired with a Sidekiq transceiver. With power output up to 1W peak, Powerkiq supports long range communication requirements and other applications where additional RF amplification is needed.